Chester Times (Newspaper) - February 8, 1933, Chester, Pennsylvania
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HI ii.DINU SEAVER THEOREM THE HARK
AS SANDINO ENDED WARFARECOMMISSIONERS REFUSE SURETY COMPANY CHECK8 DEATHS FROM COLO IN CHICAGO;
RAPS COAST GUARDROOSEVELT ASKS GOVERNORS TO A
Approval on Ii rst Read im: Accomplished Today by Vote of IOO-IS
Sum of $30,SIO Tendered in I'ii II Settlement of Ramsey Bonds
Worst Blasts of Winter Whip Over Snow-buried Cities in West
East to (ret Ear-below Freezing Temperature Today, Forecaster Sa\s
Senate to Hold Hearings on S u n d a \ Sports Hill Passed bv House
Action Taken on Ground Chat Acceptance Might Jeopardize Full Claim
HARRISBURG. Pa . Feb. 8 FP*
rile Connor-Sowers bill repealing tile Snyder-A must lour State Prohibition Enforcement act passed first reading in the House today as the General Assembly adjourned until Monday night.
It was placed on the calendar for second reading Monday night while the House expressed its confidence of its final passage by approving a resolution appointing a commission ot seven to prepare laws regulating tile control of liquor within the Commonwealth.
Under provisions of the resolution, which was sent to the Senate for Concurrence, Governor Pinehot would appoint two members of the rom* i mission, the Speaker of the House three and tho presiding officer of the I Senate the remaining two.
Representative Sowers, Philadelphia, objected to passage of the resolution and asked that the entire committee he appointed by the speaker of the House and the presiding officer of t he Senate.
If Governor Pinehot was wet I would have more confidence in hi; appointments," Sowers said.
The measure was adopted by 108 to 48. one over the constitutional majority of 105.
The House quickly disposed of its calendar passing several bills on fir:.? reading, including the Peters lull appropriating $10,000 for the joint In’-Islative committee Investigating til* State Highway Department.
The bill returning $3,333,333 to the general fund from the motor llcen.r fund was not called up on second reading and the Fitzgerald measure I abolishing constable returns in all counties was la id over Tor final passage.
Tile House approved a measure authorize the commonwealth to purchase the historical records of the Washington infantry, of Pittsburgh |
The Senate postponed action on bills on third reading because of the j absence of many Senators, but the j second reading calendar was advanced for final action Monday night.
Among bills moved to third read- j ing were the Mansfield measure pro- [
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'File proffer of a cheek in the sum of $30,840, from tile American Surety ( .atip..rn of N w York, in full settlement of the bonds of William T. Ramsey, former tax collector of this city. foi the years of 1928, 1929 and 1930, vv. s vt fused yesterday by the county commissioners. Refusal was made on the advice of Albert J. Williams, county solicitor, after the check had boen off (red by E. Wallace Chadwick, attorney for the American i Surety Company, which posted bonds for Rams* y.
'The comm! stoners feel, that by (aking payment on account of tho entire cia im, we may be jeopardizing the full claim, which is now in litigation.'’ said Commissioner C. Fldwin Hunter, after Commissioners Charles H linacs and James F. Desmond had decided the oiler should not be : accepted.
Mr. Chadwick has filed a petition with tin' court for i rule to show cause why judgment for the year 1931 should not be entered and argument on this matter will bo held in the near future.
"We entered judgment on bonds of nil the years, but filed assessment of damages only for 1931,” satd Mr. Williams, "because it has been alleged that some amounts paid for 1931 taxes were applied by Uh* tax collector to previous years’ accounts. We purposely left, open the question of as-c . merit of damages for the other years and only last week filed these other assessments."
Mr. Chadwick interjected, "If asse .aments of damages had not been filed, we would have asked the court to have them filed."
"This case is going to have many angles apparently," said Mr. Hunter.
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.MOTORIST PACKS “HIT-RUN” CHARGE
PAY WORLD DEBTS
Sa vs Lump Sum for All War Allies Would Not Benefit America
An event of Martini!.ic interest to tin* United Stairs Is shown above. General Angosto "•anilino (right), Nicaraguan outlaw leader, is shown with President .luau It. N.tcasa, of Nicaragua, at the Presidential Palace in Marianna. atter signing a peace agreement. S.indino Hew from Ids mountain stronghold to the conference after tin* last I lilted States Marines had withdrawn. Declared a bandit bx the Vmeriran government, balldom had conducted a five-year guerrilla war on our Marines.
Envoy to E. S. lo Brills Back “New Lausanne Agreement”
PROTEST FILED BY TAXPAYERS
PLEA IS MADE
Speakers af ( uncordvide Meeting Urge Opposition to Tax Increase
Fourteen Former Dcpos it ors of Suburban Trust Now I’resent (Maims
Court Hears Argument in (’ase of Alan Convicted of Forgery
During (he offering of testimony at a hearing before Judge W. Roger Pronefield ut Media today, wherein Iou.teen depositors of lie" closed bunk of the Suburban Title and Trust Company, Upper Darby, pie nted claims ; for preference on the ground that, the : bank had received thetr deposits on
1 the day preceding the closing of the institution, tin" allegation being Hun
; the officials were aware that the bank j was not solvent, some "behind the scones" information was revealed by two former officials of the bank.
George W. Slul/.'ll, Jr., who wa.*; president of the banking institution ; when it closed on May ii. 1931. testified that the executive committee of the bank had engaged a firm of recognized Philadelphia public accountants, in April, 1931, to make a thorough auditing of the bank’s financial condition. A copy of the accountants* findings was given to Stat sell on May
2 and showed a total deficit of $517,-723. which less the capital Mock of $500,000 left it de I int of $17,723.
Admitting, that though he had received the report lie had not called a meeting of the directors until May 8, Mr. Htatzell said they began tile meeting at IO p. in., that date, and were in .session until 5 a in , the following day, all directors, with one exception, tieing present, us was Dr. William Gordon, fit ate Hanking Commissioner.
He said they were confident of securing additional assets, having made the necessary negotiations, and that up to that time, he denied being aware the bauk was insolvent lh* said that ut 7 a rn. May 9, he received notice that Hie additional h.x-sefin would not be forthcoming and thereupon notified Dr. Gordon I lie i bunk would have to close.
Nicholas A. Dalton, former vlre-
Finr points of law, as to what constitutes "forgery,” were discussed before Judges Fronefield, Broomall and Mad Jade, at Media, yesterday, in (he argument for a new trial for Cornelius J. Powers, of the Eighth ward, tills city, convicted in January of forgery, in a trial giv* n before Judge Mac-Diidc.
The accusations against Powers were, that he forged the name of "F. Hamas" to some 57 petitions, presented to the County Commissioners to strike off names ol persons registered in this city on October 8, and the paine pf "G. Cairo” to seven other petitions, A hand-writing expert. declared that the writing was that of the defendant, although Powers flatly denied signing any of the petitions.
Attorney John F McDonough, defense counsel, contended that the petitions were not “written instruments" within the scope of the law, particularly as they did not affect pecuniary property interests of other persona, lie also said that he had withdrawn the petitions from consideration of the county commissioners when the question ol forgery was raised.
The commissioners had not permitted the withdrawal of the petition.* Assistant District Attorney C. William Kraft, Jr.. informed the Court. "H does not matter what. these signed papers are called," declared Mr. Kraft, "as long as they had (lie intent of prejudicing the rights of voters. Certainly it, does no*, matter that they did not affect financial rights, as the right of franchise transcends those rights in importance."
No decision In the argument was j reached by the Court Powers is un- , der bail to appear before the Court I the first Monday of March.
Charged with being a “hit and run" driver. Douglas Cull, 47 Spruce .street, Marcus Hook, was arrested last night on a warrant obtained by Dr. J. P. Craig, Chestnut street and Providence avenue. Cull will be given a hearing in police court one week j hence.
Dr. Craig informed police that his
automobile was parked at Twenty-third street and Providence avenue, when it was rammed by an automobile, which did not stop. He secured the license number and police traced : the ownership through Harrisburg. The damage to the physician’s ear j amounts to about $25. be told Magistrate Honan In pollee court this morning. when Cull was arraigned for ; preliminary hearing.
Two other motorists were arrested as the result of a collision at Seventh street and Central avenue, last night. Both drivers (scaped injuries but were art* , ted and will be arraigned for a hearing next Wednesday. They were j slated as Frank Minkos, 2208 Orleans street, Baltimore, Md., driver for a hauling concern, and Benjamin May-S sky, 2533 West Seventh street, this city. The latter’!; automobile was badly damaged when it was rammed by tile truck.
IGNORED TRAFFIC SIGNAL
The driver of an automobile hearting license plates 5C663 was reported I to police today for having Ignored ; a red traffic light, at Fifth street and Edgmont avenue. The report was I made by Deputy Sheriff Edward McGill lev, of Upland, who requested ■ that the motorist tx* arrested, stating ; he would testify against him, as, Mc-Ginley says the motorist directed insulting language at him when he (■.died his attention to the traffic i violation.
CHESTER HOSPITAL MAY MARKET’, MAV
The May Market, for the benefit of Chester Hospital, will be held this year on Thursday, May 25. This annual event, which always meets with the heartiest co-operation of residents of Chester and vicinity, will take place on the spacious hospital grounds at Ninth and Barclay streets.
Those interested in the project this year already have placed themselves unselfishly into the work ol planning many features, and they expect to make the always popular outdoor fete, a huge success from a social and financial viewpoint. Notwithstanding the disheartening economic situation, the May Market Committee hopes tor an equally unselfish and hearty patronage
The hospital lies near the heart of all Chester, because of the far-n aching good the hospital accomplishes from year to year, among the sick and injured.
It is boiled every one will ald In the work of bolstering the hospital budget by means of this year’s sup* r-encrgtzed May Market.
RAIN PREDICTED; COLD WAVE COM INC
Storm Warning Issued
WASHINGTON, Feb. 8 <UP> — Northwest storm warnings along the Atlantic coast from Jacksonville, Fla., to Eastport, Mc., were ordered by the Weather Bureau today when the midwest blizzard moved eastward Winds will probably reach gale fore0 tonight between Sandy Hook and Eastport, the bureau warned.
WEST ENI) Iii SIRESS .MEN S ASSOCIATION
CONTRAHAND SEIZED HY COUNTY OFFICERS
Charged with violating the liquor
laws, Congetta Antonette, of Grace street. Marcus Hook, was held in $1009 bail for court when given a hearing before Magistrate M. P. Elliott, of the Ninth ward, last night. The de-fondant was arrested by Assistant County Detective Rae Kaplan and State Detective James Meli. who raided the place. They say they confiscated a small quantity of contraband.
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PAUL MONKAITIS IS GRANTED PA RO LI
(ii MCI.I I. WMH \ XCilCANC V
TURKE ASTON MILLS HOYS EXONERATED
THREE ROHHERIES IN LINWOOD AREA
HORSES WITHDRAWN FROM RACES TODAY
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(Bt United Press)
CO-OPERATION BY DRUGGISTS
WORK ON SEWERS IS PROGRESSING
One thing that can be said for the
Missouri Legislator who proposed that taxes be made payable on the 'iud a Inaut plan is, that he didn't use the word easy.
Men who can’t afford to buy white tuxedos, lls advocated by merchant tailors, might make a movement of sympathy by putting white patches on the old ones.
Now that Mussolini has started to
kill off Italy’s weak industries, maybe he could include spaghetti dinners that aren't paid for, pipes Tony
1—Adah, Patsy Laura, R>p Shot, Neb bane, Cotaro, Lolly I).
2—I.emmc Do It, Tiverton, John I* Mills, Las Gazos, Orrin, Ballock
3—Kilter. Moane Koala, Flying Ace. Brig O'Poace, Jillion, Perry Brite,
ll—Duplicity, Birdie Wrack, Washington Hose, Broadway Call, Dubrie, llottinany, Lord Vale, Quetor, Highway, Sir Dean.
7—Safeway, Disc, Scuturi, Fair Al ole, Volquary, Miss Monoa.
Weather, clear; track. fast.
Fred R. Perry, trading as F. Ft Perry's Drug Stores. Upper Darby filed a schedule in bankruptcy proceedings in the United States District Court. Philadelphia, yesterday, listing liabilities of $183,912 and assets of $101,847.
Will Work With Committee Directing Issue of ( barit} Prescriptions
Encouraging Report Is Submitted to Council by Engineers
MEDIA .MOTORIST TO ANSWER ('HARGE
Farmers who hove raised bees for i profit have been stung, So have armers who have raised wheat.
It costs a gunner update $58 *o hoot a robin, He has one conflation. He didn't shoot an eajle.
PLACE ADDITIONAL DANGER W ARNI NT
Helping the little ones with their
arithmetic isn't so bad Once in a wink- you meet one like thu; "A man had a thousand dollars." Memories of better days.
An additional warning has been in-tailed upon the new electric flashlight crossing device recently installed by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad ut the Melrose avenue crossing.
Signs have been placed on each of the warning light posts, equipped with gin.-.,*> disk reflecting letters which are illuminated by the head-ligl tx of an approaching automobile. tile signs read: "2 Tracks, Stop on Red Signal." The signs were added because of the apparent dis-r» ga rd exhibited by some thoughtless motorists regarding the red light warnings.
in the West hav« Iii that kind of a y there Is strength.
I he Weather
NON-TAX FAYING SECTION REVEALED
Fore* ist fur tonight and Thursday: Lantern Pennsylvania: Partly
cloudy and much colder tonight with a cold wave; probably snow flurries in north aru! west portions; Thursday, partly cloudy and colder.
Western Pennsylvania: Snow flur
ries and much raider tonight; cold wave in south and east portions; thursday, partly cloudy, colder in east portion,
! — K Russell.
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